How Did The Planets Get Their Names?

This post isn’t about remembering the planet names. This post is about remembering WHY the planets are named what they are named. Everybody knows that the planets correspond to classical characters in mythology. But I’m answering the question “Why did the ancients connect THAT spot of light — and not any other spot of light — to this PARTICULAR deity — and not another deity?”

As I’d like to show, there is actually an answer.

The Problem With Amanda Gorman’s Poem at the Joe Biden Inauguration

I watched the reading, and its presentation had the same tone, tenor, and pace of the “poetry” I’ve seen in many places these days.

Here’s my problem with the poem: IT IS NOT POETRY. If you read it at a different pace, it is A SPEECH.

Now, granted, it is a good speech. It has random rhymes with no real pattern (just like a speech). It has a nice flow, but no real meter (just like a speech). It has poetic metaphors, phrases, and analogy, but no set structure (just like a speech). It is a good speech, but it is a speech. It is not a poem, except for the fact that it has odd spacing when printed.

“Spiritual Forces In The Heavenly Places” and Current Events

Not long ago, Rod Dreher, author of The Benedict Option, and “Live not by lies,” wrote on his American Conservative blog, that there seems to be “something demonic in the air.” He was referring to QAnon, which seems to have burst onto the scene to rival the “Wokeness” that he usually writes and worries about…

The Dangerous Postmodernist Words of Kristen Clarke

Recently, I saw a report that a nominee to run the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Kristen Clarke, was a woman who had written some very racist things in the past. I saw this allegation on Fox News, and so I was suspicious that it was overblown.

After reading everything, it seems the allegation was UNDER-blown. These aren’t “racist” things. They are literally “Black Supremacist” things.

“Arks” and the Weird Parts of Scripture

This is the fifth and final post in a series. It is also the third post that deals either directly or indirectly with the flood of Noah. You might even think you know a lot about Noah. This post is going to tell you that you don’t know jack-squat about Noah. Here is the strange…

“The Titans” and the Weird Parts of Scripture

This post is the fourth in a series. It is about “Myths” and the weird parts of scripture. This one is still talking about Noah and the Flood Myths, but it is going to deal with something that you probably didn’t know was a part of the story of Noah. At the end of the last post, I said that we’d talk about “Giants,” and we will, but I’ve discovered that this issue is SO BIG, that we need to break it down into two parts. Therefore, this issues is about the “Sons of God” in Genesis.

This issue is about the “sons of God” in Genesis.

“Flood Myths” and the Weird Parts of Scripture

Noah’s Flood just might be the craziest thing we read about in the Old Testament. As I intend to show in this post and the next, it’s not as crazy as you think. Instead, it’s far, FAR crazier than you think. It’s crazy because truth is stranger than fiction, and lots of “fiction” you’ve heard just might be the truth.

“The Myth of Phaethon,” and the Weird Parts of Scripture

In the previous post, we explored how a 2,600 year old story on the “myth of Atlantis” has some peculiar similarities to the submarine geography that was discovered only in 1957. Here, we explore how the “myth of Phaethon,” as described by that same 2,600 year old Egyptian priest seems to have some peculiar similarities with some very widely accepted ideas about comet impacts and gigantic floods.

The Date of the Second Persian Invasion of Greece is Wrong

The generally accepted year of the Second Persian Invasion of Greece — 480 BC — is WRONG. The correct date is 478 BC, because contrary to all of the non-astronomically minded historians who don’t check the sources, the Eclipse of Xerxes DID HAPPEN.